It’s New Years Eve and I have been up since sunrise, sitting on the sofa with a cup of green tea and my journal reflecting over 2018 and clarifying my vision for 2019.
This year has been big in many ways and has brought with it so much inner change and growth. I honestly feel like a completely different woman to who I was when I entered. I know that for many this was a year of big external change.
But for me, it was a year of inner transformation.
Many of my changes have happened behind the scenes and beneath the surface.
And I am having to remind myself that just because there were not big external manifestations, does not mean that this year was not a beautiful success.
View this post on Instagram
The New Year is just a few hours away! This is the time to reflect on 2018 and take stock, to acknowledge your mistakes and celebrate your triumphs. But it’s also a time to look forward. 2019 is sure to hold many surprises and surely you must be looking forward to starting a fresh year with fresh goals and new ideas. Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential. I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come. Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction ♡ . . . #personaldevelopment #inspiration #motivation #success #love #happiness #entrepreneur #wisdom #growth #quote #goals #life #meditation #fitness #mindfulness #positivity #gratitude #business #enlightenment #spiritual #spirituality #peace #yoga #lifestyle #quotes #mindset #selflove #lawofattraction #namaste #positivethinking
It is important to remember that if anything you wanted this year didn’t manifest, it is because it wasn’t meant to. Perhaps this wasn’t the year to receive your desires, but rather your year to prepare for them. This was a year of deep inner work that was readying us for our next level and new chapters.
For many, 2019 will be the year that our manifestations will come. It will be the year that the shifts and upgrades which happened within, will start to materialise into concrete changes and new results.
It is easy to come to the end of a year and feel unsatisfied or like a failure if certain things you wanted didn’t happen. If you’re feeling that way I want to encourage you to focus more on who you have become this year, rather than what you achieved.
How did you grow and evolve? How did you transform? What did you learn?
How are you different to the person you were when you entered this year?
Even if your inner shifts feel subtle or intangible, they still must be celebrated and acknowledged.
We have been doing the groundwork and laying the foundations for so much goodness that is yet to come. So trust that your results will blossom and bloom in due time. 2019 is going to be magical, and I can’t wait to share the journey with you.
*Do connect with me on Instagram at @DesignTheLifestyleYouDesire for behind the scenes, daily updates, inspiration and more!